After summers
Autumn comes with a fall.
Green vibrant blades
Turns yellow
Mature n mellow.
Trees scream
“Will you stay?”
Leaves decline its wishes
Plunges to stray
They have a date
With beautiful Earth.

The golden blades
Ready to submit n sublime
In the earth’s womb
Rinsed to ashes
Fertility to the fields.
The blades mess with soil
Engraved in the chest of Earth pot
Gives birth to new shoots & shrubs
Which stand tall.
The rhythm of spring & fall
Comes steadily every year
Still the trees feel sad

When the leaves depart.

© Ila Varma Sep.2016

 Written for the post of Wordle 267 & Poets United Midweek Motif 

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